OCTA Weekly Playlist – Episode #18

Another week, another weekly playlist.

Not a whole lot of new album releases anymore, because the year is getting shorter and shorter. However, there are two that are really important, dear and special to me. One of my all-time faves, Finnish alternative rock band Penniless released a new album called X and Australian folk ensemble Grand Salvo led by Paddy Mann released their long-waited album Sea Glass. Both are definitely on the darker side of things, but some people are capable of making the dark shine brightly. Other new albums that ended up on my radar were from Gleeson, Antero Kaksikäsi, Ryley Walker, Christine Fellows, Jonathan Byrd and Ian Wayne. Vanessa Peters album also finally appears on these lists, because it’s now available on Finnish Spotify and therefore I was finally able to share a song from it on these silly weekly lists. Still love the album to bits.

The imaginary song of the week title goes to the Texas piano man Robert Ellis and the first single Fucking Crazy from his forthcoming 2019 album. Absolutely freakin’ awesome song. Lots of other goodies too. Great to hear Andy Shauf’s voice again on his new Foxwarren project for example.

The last song is the first single from the final Willard Grant Conspiracy album. Untethered is a song that Robert Fisher wrote after his cancer diagnosis. It’s a powerful song that will rip you apart and for a little while everything that came before it will feel absolutely redundant.

OCTA Weekly Playlist – Episode #18

1. Robert Ellis – Fucking Crazy (single, New West Records, 2018)
2. Grand Salvo – The Black Coast (Sea Glass, Mistletone, 2018)
3. Penniless – Dark Room (X, Soit se silti, 2018)
4. Joonas Holmen + The Lossy Codecs – Launching Down on Tracks (single, Fuu Recs, 2018)
5. Gleeson – Through the Motions (The Years Have It, 2018)
6. Vanessa Peters – Fight (Foxhole Prayers, Idol Records, 2018)
7. Foxwarren – To Be (single, ANTI-, 2018)
8. Blank Range – Change Your Look (single, Sturdy Girls Records, 2018)
9. Pastis – Valour Valour (single, Stupido Records, 2018)
10. Simone Felice – Puppet (single, New York Pro, 2018)
11. Monteagle – Motel (single, Fire Talk, 2018)
12. Ben Morrison – 25 Miles (single, Antifragile, 2018)
13. Jonathan Byrd – Temporary Tattoo (Pickup Cowboy, 2018)
14. Antero Kaksikäsi – Taidan pysyy tässä (Suomenkielistä kantrimusiikkia, Hyvät levyt, 2018)
15. Luther Russell – Saturday’s Child (single, Fluff and Gravy Records, 2018)
16. Christine Fellows – Roses on the Vine (Roses on the Vine, Vivat Virtute, 2018)
17. Lula Wiles – Love Gone Wrong (single, Smithsonian Folkways, 2018)
18. Stephen Steinbrink – You Could Always Leave (Utopia Teased, Melodic, 2018)
19. Ryley Walker – Raven (The Lillywhite Sessions, Dead Oceans, 2018)
20. Lee Harvey Osmond – Mohawk (single, Latent Recordings, 2018)
21. Buckley – Bakersfield (Las Cruces, Rum Bar Records, 2018)
22. Stoner Control – Gimme Some Space (Alone in the City, 2018)
23. The Wave Pictures – Shelly (Look Inside Your Heart, Moshi Moshi Records, 2018)
24. Shonna Tucker – The One I Do Not Know (Dreams of Mine EP, 2018)
25. Rue Snider – City Living (single, 2018)
26. Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers – I Hate Chicago (Bought to Rot, Bloodshot Records, 2018)
27. Ian Wayne – Girlfriend (A Place Where Nothing Matters, 2018)
28. Golden Daze – Blue Bell (single, Autumn Tone, 2018)
29. Mercury Rev (feat Margo Price) – Sermon (single, Bella Union, 2018)
30. Willard Grant Cospiracy – Untethered (single, Loose Music, 2018)

If you are looking this after a week has gone, the embedded Spotify will show the latest playlist. I’ll just update the same playlist because a) if someone wants to follow it, they can just follow that one list and will get a new set of songs each Sunday b) so that I don’t have a trillion of different playlists on my Spotify account.

Oh and do buy the vinyl/cd/download. Spotify and other streaming services are perfect for these introductory purposes, but try to buy at least the music that matter the most to you.

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